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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Call for Applications for the Third Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop

Deadline: 13 June 2014

The Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, together with the South African Institute for International Affairs, leading foreign policy research institute on the African continent, invites government officials, academics, researchers and officials from relevant civil society organisations to apply for a capacity building workshop on:

Global Economic Governance: A Focus on African Countries

This workshop, the second in our annual series, forms part of a bigger project on global economic governance as the process of rule-setting in global markets and institutions, as well as in global economics. The Global Economic Governance Africa project seeks to interrogate these issues from an African perspective. The project considers economic governance as broadly defined, looking at key institutions and groupings such as the G20, BRICS, G7/8, IBSA, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund etc. The issues are interrogated with a view to contributing to the enhanced articulation of African interests through policy-relevant research. Using the three-pronged approach of research; networking; and capacity building; the project ultimately aims to undertake and promote research driven by African needs; advise policymakers and both stimulate public and media interest on global economic governance while also being a source of information. Economic governance is currently at the core of global political economy debates and will remain in that position for some time to come. It is important, for the betterment of the continent, to ensure that African interests are understood and conveyed effectively.

About the workshop:

A two-week capacity building workshop to be held at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, from the 4th until the 15th of August 2014.

The objectives of the workshop include:

• To strengthen knowledge and capacity building on Global Economic Governance
• To ensure better understanding on the different factors, aspects, processes and key institutions that exist within and make up Global Economic Governance
• To provide extensive discussion and interactive sessions on current issues and trends affecting Global Economic Governance
• To provide a critical assessment of the impact of Global Economic Governance on African countries.

How to apply?

Please note that the workshop will be conducted only in English, therefore a proficiency in English is required. Applications should be submitted electronically to geg_9935@sendtodropbox.com

The following documents are required:
• A letter of motivation, explaining what the applicant and his/her organisation/institution/employer hope to get out of the programme and how s/he will apply the skills learned;
• A detailed CV with clear contact details and
• A letter of support from the applicant’s employer, with clear contact details, committing the applicant to participate for the full duration of the course.

Please note that international travel costs and airport transfers to and from the venue, as well as accommodation costs and all meals will be fully sponsored by the organisers.

Closing date for applications: 13 June 2014.

Note: Only applications complete with all the above information will be considered.
Should you experience any problems with the submission of your application, or have any queries or need for further information, please contact Ms Heather Thuynsma on heather.thuynsma@up.ac.za

Please note: Previous participants may not apply again.

Call for Applications for the Third Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop

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